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Final Week: Kim Dickey: Words are Leaves

January 17, 2017 - January 22, 2017


MCA Denver presents the first major survey of work by Boulder, Colorado-based artist Kim Dickey. Kim Dickey: Words Are Leaves, opening at MCA Denver October 7th, showcases the ceramic works for which Dickey is best known, as well as work in other media, ranging from textile to photography. The exhibition highlights the artist’s ongoing study of pattern and decoration, as well as her investigation of landscape design and the history of the garden; more than 60 works from the past 30 years demonstrate how Dickey brings the decorative to life.

Kim Dickey: Words Are Leaves represents the breadth of Dickey’s practice, beginning with early works that are shaped by or redefine daily experience, and including more recent works that reexamine decoration. Later works manifest an idealized or alternative environment. In exploring pattern and landscape, Dickey has spent much of her career creating foliate objects and immersive installations. These works, installed together for the first time in MCA’s presentation, exemplify how the decorative can become an object, and how an object can become an environment.

This retrospective is the first solo museum exhibition to survey all aspects of Kim Dickey’s work. It will be accompanied by a major publication with essays by Glenn Adamson, Elissa Auther, Ezra Shales, Lisa Tamiris-Becker, and an interview with the artist by Nora Burnett Abrams.

The exhibition is curated by Nora Burnett Abrams. Kim Dickey: Words Are Leaves is on view from October 7, 2016 – January 22, 2017 at MCA Denver.

[Adults: $8 ($5 after 5p Tuesday – Friday); College Students w/ID: $5; 18 and Under: free]

More info: http://mcadenver.org/kimdickey


January 17, 2017
January 22, 2017


Museum of Contemporary Art
1485 Delgany St
denver, CO 80202 United States
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